Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bonnie's Accent Wall by Cutting Edge Stencils plus a Giveaway

When I found out I was FINALLY having another girl I knew one thing for sure.  I wanted her to have the pinkest most girly room possible.  Mainly because I happen to really like pink and this was going to be my last chance to decorate one of my kids rooms exactly how I wanted it.  I mean, what if when she is 3 she totally decided she hates pink.  I think I would really regret not getting to do this room when I had the chance.   So after countless hours of searching I found this BEAUTIFUL wallpaper.


Right?  Isn't it so soft and girly???


 Okay, here it is in blue so you can get a better idea of its true girliness   But to my sadness this wallpaper is only sold in Europe.  I spent quite a lot of time trying to find a site that would sell/ship it to me.  Then when I finally found one I learned that for me to get the amount I wanted for her room it would have been over $450.  You should have seen my husband's face when I (hopped up on pregnancy hormones) told him I wanted to spend over $400 on wallpaper for the baby's room.  He didn't even have to tell me no.  I knew there was no way I could justify spending that kind of dough on just the wallpaper.  And I thought about just doing one wall or something, but I just couldn't get it to mesh with the overall feeling I wanted to create.   So I let go of that dream and moved on to plan B... paint.

I looked all over for a stencil that could make me forget about my wallpaper, but couldn't find one.  Then one day I saw Cutting Edge Stencils' new Charlotte Allover Stencil.


Isn't is wonderful?  It was the first stencil design I had come across that healed the decorative hole that was torn into my heart after having to let go of my very expensive wallpaper.

Right away I knew I just had to have it.  I was seriously giddy when I saw it.

I still haven't finished poor little Bonnie's room (I can't seem to get the stupid old crib I bought to go together.  It has REALLY hardwood and my poor drill doesn't seem to like it.)  But I am just too excited about the awesomeness of this stencil not to share it with you now. So here is a little sneak peek of the room and then lets cross our fingers that I can actually show you the whole thing next week. 


You LOVE it right?  I mean, even if you don't really like pink, how can you not love it?  The funny thing is that the pink on the walls and the stripes on the ceiling is actually called victorian pearl, which in on a white Behr color card.  So really I painted it all white.  Which it really what I was going for. When I was describing the kind of pink I wanted in the room I told my husband I wanted it to be such a light pink that it was actually more like you meant to paint it white and then after you painted it you were all like oh crap it is pink.  Not that that has ever happened to me, but I am pretty sure I have seen it happen to people on tv before.

The Charlotte Stencil is so awesome.  I kinda really want to use it in my room now.  (Is it overkill to stencil in every room of the house? and  if so what percent of the rooms in my house can I use a stencil in before I become the crazy stenciled house lady?  Is it anything like the number of cats you can have before you are a crazy cat lady?  If so I may be in trouble.)  Back on point.  I was asked to review the Charlotte stencil and it is 100% my own opinion that it is freaking awesome.  Is that okay.. can I say freaking on this blog? :)  It is a really nice big size, the pattern is beautiful and it is the same great quality as all Cutting Edge Stencils stencils. This is my third Cutting Edge Stencils stencil and 3 out of 3 I have been really great quality and easy to use.  And 3 out of 3 ain't bad. 

To create this look in Bonnie's room, first I taped off around the inside of the molding to create a little border effect around the stenciled area.


Then I painted the whole box white, centered the stencil, and used one of those dense foam little rollers to stencil the pink on there.  Then I just pulled the tape off and I was done.  Definitely a one nap time kinda project. 


  Stenciling is really easy.  Nothing to be scared of.  The only word to advice I really have not to put too much paint on your roller.  Less is more in this case.  If you need more help there is a TON of really helpful info and videos at cuttingedgestencils.com.



Okay, and now for what you REALLY want, a $50 Cutting Edge Stencils giveaway.  I am not gonna lie... I would really appreciate it if you were a Corner House follower before you enter this giveaway, but I am not going to require it of you.  
For your first entry you just need to hop over to Cutting Edge Stencils, look around, then come back here and tell me what one you would want.
If you would like a second entry  follow me on pinterest and pin your favorite stencil on one of your boards   Then come back here and leave me another comment with a link to your pin.  

I think that is it.  The giveaway will be open until Tuesday, April 16 at midnight, so good luck.


22 comments:

  1. Laura,

    I like the one your used.

    Maureen

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    1. Man, if I didn't sound like I should be in a "You might be a redneck..." joke. :) The word obviously was susposed to be YOU.

      Maureen

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  2. I have been eyeing the Charlotte Allover Stencil Pattern as well. I'm dying to try it in my little girls nursery as well. I was searching for people who have tried the stencil, and that is how I found your blog!

    Emily Jane

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  3. http://pinterest.com/pin/179651472607983503/

    Check, check, check. I have done it all, wish me luck that I win!

    Emily Jane

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  4. OK, after looking all over their website, I still love the one you got the most! That is, the Charlotte Allover Stencil Pattern! Beautiful!!

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  5. I also followed you on Pinterest! :)

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  6. I have ben following you for a loooong time. I am totally a Casablanca Allover girl! Very nice!

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  7. I LOVE the hourglass stencil! I love all of them, but I think that's the one I'd choose.

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  8. http://pinterest.com/pin/52917364344055947/

    Isn't it lovely?!

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  9. Oh my gosh, how hard of a choice is that!? I think if I were picking stencils to buy, my first pick would be the happy hour! wall stencil because the hummingbirds remind me of my grandmother and I'd put them on the wall next to the china cupboard I have from her. They have a lot of beautiful stencils though!

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    1. and btw, I've followed your blog via FB.

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  10. Okay, I am in love with a ton of them, but I especially like the chevron allover stencil pattern, the Rabat allover stencil, and the Garden Birds stencil. Oh the decisions decisions!! So fun, thanks for sharing this project!!

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  11. I already follow you on pinterest, but here's the link to my pin of the stencils... seriously so fun, love them!!

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  12. oops, link... forgot!!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/267682771574371574/

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  13. Oh goodness, can't you just see Chevron Allover as a LBF accent wall, once I get the business out of the house? LOVE!!!

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  14. pinned:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/189925309257976825/

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  15. I was just oohing and aahing over Bonnie's room on Sunday! Oh man...do we really have to decide right now? I really need/want to do our dining room. Will you help? ;) I'm liking the Casablanca Allover, but it kinda depends on if I get the material for some drapes I recently fell in love with...

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  16. Ah! Apparently I'm logged in as Guy. As you can imagine, this is definitely not Guy "oohing and ahhing" over anything decor-related. It's Kristin. And p.s. of course I'm already following you on pinterest. Just pinned the Casablanca. Love it!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/102175485268721527/

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  17. Pinned my favorite one! It was hard to choose!! http://pinterest.com/pin/152700243587965346/

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